Tag Archives: Oldest Old

Time for a Complete Reset in Alzheimer’s Disease / Dementia Drugs Research: Never Too Late? (BBC News / Brain / NHS Digital)

Summary A new type of dementia, previously misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s Disease, has been discovered to be prevalent in the oldest of old persons. Perhaps a third of elderly people earlier thought to have Alzheimer’s Disease may have had Limbic-predominant age-related … Continue reading

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Patterns Indicative of the Elastic Limits to Human Life-Span? (NHS Choices / Science)

Summary Italian research into longevity indicates that death rates tend to increase up to age 80, then decrease and actually level-off after the age of 105 years. This implies that the biological (absolute) limits to longevity may not yet have … Continue reading

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UK’s Oldest Woman Dies (BBC News)

Summary The UK’s oldest woman and former concert pianist, Gladys Hooper, aged 113, passed away at Highfield Nursing Home in Ryde (the Isle of Wight) today. It is understood that the new oldest person in Britain is now Bessie Camm, … Continue reading

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Relentless Increase in Numbers of Older Carers (BBC News / Age UK / Department of Health)

Summary The number of people aged 80 or older who are relied on to act as unpaid carers has increased by roughly 40% in the past seven years. An ageing population, combined with a shortage of state / local authority … Continue reading

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UK’s Oldest Woman (BBC News)

Summary The UK’s oldest woman, Gladys Hooper, celebrated her 113th birthday recently. Full Text Link Reference UK’s oldest person Gladys Hooper turns 113. London: BBC Health News / BBC News Hampshire & Isle of Wight, January 18th 2016. Recent and … Continue reading

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Updated Official Statistics on Ageing in the UK (BBC News / ONS)

Summary Official statistics show that there were 840 people aged 90 and over per 100,000 in England and Wales in 2013; which is was slightly higher than in Scotland (707 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (620 per 100,000). There has … Continue reading

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Mapping UK Demographic Changes (ILC-UK)

Summary The International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK) has released a second summary “factpack” of statistics about a number of topics relating to the UK’s elderly. Projections indicate that future generations of pensioners face a poorer financial future unless the long-term challenges … Continue reading

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